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PROGRAMME

ARRIVAL. Sunday, March 17

20:00 Welcome Reception        
Venue: Zwölf-Apostelkeller

DAY 1. Monday, March 18

09:00 – 10:00 Welcome Coffee and Registration
09:00 – 15:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:40

Opening Ceremony
One World. One Rail. A Global Vision
Host of the Openning ceremony: Hubert Jeneral, Organizer, PPV

Moderation: Anna Wallner, Managing Editor, Presse am Sonntag

Harald Mahrer, President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Andreas Reichhardt, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Republic of Austria
Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, General Director, UIC
Vladimir Tokarev, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation

10:40 – 12:00

Strategic Session 1
One Belt, One Road. Improving international connectivity and cooperation

  • Role of the railways in the development of the European, China and Russian economies
  • Integration of the Eurasian transport corridor: socio economic effects and perspectives
  • Opportunities for the global connectivity development thanks to the new level of transport cooperation

Moderator:
Alberto Grisone, Development Director of Russia, Hupac Intermodal CA

Speakers:
Gilbert Trattner, Chairman Supervisory Board, ÖBB
Oleg Belozerov, General Director – Chairman of the Board, JSC “Russian Railways”
Bashar Al Malik, CEO, Saudi Railway Company (SAR)
Hee-Seung Na, President, Korea Railroad Research Institute
Vladimir Morozov, Head of the Belarusian Railway
Rolf Jansson, President and CEO, VR Group
Wu Shulin, General Manager, CCEC
Michele Molinari, CEO, Molinari Rail Group

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:30

Strategic Session 2
How to attract private investment? Transformative examples of different financing solutions for railway infrastructure

  • PPP mechanisms and reduction of investment risks
  • Financing of the project: challenges and opportunities
  • Public funding versus private funding in infrastructure projects
  • Risk profile in infrastructure projects

Moderator:
Thomas Limberger, CEO, Silver Arrow Capital Group

Speakers:
Dieter Hengl, UniCredit Bank Austria Management Board member responsible for Corporate & Investment Banking
Vadim Mikhaylov, First Deputy CEO, JSC “Russian Railways”
Karl Blaim, CFO, Siemens Mobility GmbH 
Gerhard Lahner, Deputy Board Member, Vienna Insurance Group
Andrew Meaney, Partner, OXERA Consulting LLP
Stefan Buske, Financing Expert, Attorney and Advisory, Company Owner, BUSKE LAW

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:30

Strategic Session 3
Digital transport and intelligent infrastructure: digitalization, standardization & scaling

  • Digital transport transformation: open data platforms and integration into the global transport system
  • Transformation of rail transport: development of cross-cutting logistics technologies and integration of information systems
  • Artificial Intelligence in the service of railways. Internet of Trains, Big Data and Blockchain to open up new opportunities for rail freight
  • Digital business transformation as an organizational change of enterprise, sector and supply chains

Moderator:
Maria Leenen, CEO, SCI Verkehr

Speakers:
Kari Kapsch, CEO, Kapsch Carrier Com
Francis Bedel, Chief Digital Officer, UIC
Ralf-Charley Schultze, Chairman, UIRR
Evgeny Charkin, Director of Information Technologies, JSC “Russian Railways”
Harald Jony, CEO, WienCont Container Terminal GmbH

19:00 Gala Dinner is held on behalf of the CEO – Chairman of the Executive Board of JSC “Russian Railways” Oleg Belozerov
Venue: Hofburg Palace

DAY 2. Tuesday, March 19

08:30 – 09:00 Welcome Coffee
08:30 – 15:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:15

Strategic Session 4
Synergy and scale in rail infrastructure development

  • Macroeconomic, agglomeration and environmental effects due to the development of infrastructure
  • Construction technology. Optimization of capital costs with the complementarity of technical solutions for 1435mm gage and 1520mm gage
  • Development of infrastructure links with neighbouring countries and regions
  • What infrastructure will be needed to accommodate future automated vehicles?

Moderator:
Markus Fröhlich, Managing Director, Apex Rail 

Speakers:
Oleg Toni, Deputy CEO, JSC “Russian Railways”
Barbara Kolm, Member of the Supervisory Board, ÖBB, Vice President, OeNB
Sergey Sharapov, Deputy General Director, JSC “Institute of Economy and Transport Development”
Hwan-Bin Jang, Representative of Korea Cooperation Research Institute
Simon Fletcher, Coordinator Europe, UIC
Li Yanni, General Manager, ICBC Austria
Heinz Gschnitzer, Chief Coordinator of the Project Wide Gauge, ÖBB Infrastruktur AG
Jan Harder, Managing Director, Molinari Rail Systems GmbH

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00

Strategic Session 5
Levelling boundaries: international cooperation, standardization and scaling up

  • Enhancing interoperability. How to increase volumes and efficiency of the rail transport?
  • Monitoring synergies of logistics: methods and technical standards to improve logistics processes in railway transport
  • Approaches to the formation of an international classification of traffic safety violations
  • Accelerated and seamless logistics: main problems and solutions

Moderator:
Vladimir Salamatov, CEO, International Trade and Integration Research Center (ITI)

Speakers:
Thomas Kargl, Member of the Board, Rail Cargo Group AG
Alexander Misharin, First Deputy CEO, JSC “Russian Railways”
Alexey Grom, President, Chairman of the Board of the United Transport and Logistics Company – Eurasian Rail Alliance (UTLC ERA)
Libor Lochman, Executive Director, CER
Alexander Isurin, President, FESCO
Fedor Pekhterev, Adviser to the First Deputy CEO, JSC “Russian Railways”
Simon Fletcher, Coordinator Europe, UIC
Joan Amoros, President, FERRME

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00

Strategic Session
Twin-City to Twin-Continent. Connecting Asia to Central Europe

  • The Belt and Road Initiative Connecting the World
  • Paths to the future – Twin City to Twin Continent Connecting Europe and Asia
  • Acceleration of approval procedures for projects in the special public interest The Location Development Act and the EIA amendment

Panel discussion led by:
Andreas Breinbauer, Rector, University of Applied Sciences, BFI Vienna
Alexander Schierhuber, CEO, Breitspur Planungsgesellschaft
Judith Obermayr-Schreiber, Expert, Federations of Austrian Industries

14:00 – 15:00

Strategic Session 6
Industry 4.0 and the Green Revolution in the railway sector

  • Visions for the future of freight and passenger transport
  • Megatrends in the railway industry
  • New technologies and changes in the mobility sector
  • What is the train of the future about?
  • Transformation of transport towards a more environmentally friendly and efficient performance
  • Ecological trends and new green technologies

Moderator:
Christian Forster, Managing Director, Apex Rail

Speakers:
Paolo Guglielminetti, Advisory Global Rail and Road Transport Leader, PwC Italy
Sergey Kobzev, Deputy CEO, JSC “Russian Railways”
Stefan Geisperger, Senior Vice President Sales, Deutsche Bahn Fahrzeuginstandhaltung
David John, CTO, TMH International AG
Michele Molinari, CEO, Molinari Rail Group
Helmut Schreiner, CEO, Managing Partner and Managing Director, Schreiner Group GmbH & Co
Hannes Pichler, Head of Innovation, Innofreight

15:00 – 15:40

Conclusions and Outlook ceremony

Host of the ceremony: Hubert Jeneral, Organizer, PPV

Oleg Belozerov, General Director – Chairman of the Board, JSC “Russian Railways”
Andreas Matthä, CEO, ÖBB AG
Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, General Director, UIC